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Erik Huggers has quit his new media and technology role at the BBC for a job with chip maker Intel. The one-time Microsoft exec, who joined the Beeb in May 2007, steered Auntie's iPlayer strategy and oversaw the corporation's online estate, which is now undergoing budget cuts and a significant webpage cull. BBC Director-General …

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WTF?

costs

So, the corporation is subject to cost cuts like the rest of us, yet they're replacing on ebod with two? How does that work then?

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Re: costs

@coward: because those two already had the jobs they've got -- they were both Huggers' deputies, in effect. So they're not replacing the man at the top, and leaving two second-in-commands to run the show.

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Intel noticed

That his stuff goes to 11

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@Cam2A

>...his stuff goes to 11

All digital audio players should its a clever feature, don't think this was his innovation though.

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Coat

Bing!

Then the next iPod will go to 12, and everybody fawns at the innovation!

(C'mon, ya know it's true!)

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Do we please also lose the MS-inspired DRM/encryption on iPlayer?

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iPlayer DRM

I thought they got rid of the MS DRM over a year ago, the iPlayer client on my machine uses Adobe Air. I use a Mac so I may be wrong about this but I thought the windows client also used Adobe Air, so has no need for MS DRM.

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Boffin

iPlayer caching

Is he one of them that cried foul at the outfit who wanted to cache content on folks' iPhones?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/05/bbc_iphone/

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Unhappy

I assume so....

I also assume that he was the person responsible for the execution of a couple of Android apps that let non-Flash Android devices view iPlayer.

Consider yourself lucky. At least you still have access to iPlayer.

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Me too

So presumably the ex-AOLer is there just to say me too?

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IT Angle

BBCTechnology 2.0 here we come!!

Split then sell?

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